What do you know about this conservative American commentator? Not enough perhaps, and that is okay because we are here with all the details. Dan Bongino is a former agent of the Secret Service and is currently a radio show host, commentator, and author. He is known popularly for his conservative views as he is a member of the Republican Party and also for running for congress in 3 different years. He ran for congress in 2012, 2014, and 2016, although he lost all three times. In this article, we presented all we know about the early life, career, political views, and personal life of this politician.
Who is Dan Bongino, Ex-Secret Service Agent Now Radio Host?
His full name is Daniel John Bongino although he is known popularly as Dan Bongino. He was born on the 4th of December, 1974 in Queens, New York City, United States of America. Not much is known about Dan’s early childhood and upbringing as he keeps this away from the media which is very strange considering his profession. Politicians tend to be very open about their childhood and upbringing in a way to form a bond with the people and seem more down to earth. Turns out, Dan is different from the regular politician and details about his past remain a mystery. Dan is an American national of Caucasian ethnicity.
Regarding his education, Dan Bongino seems to have received quite a handful of it. First, he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York and after this, proceeded to receive a Masters of Psychology from this same school. Still, on the quest to acquire knowledge, he bagged a Masters of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Dan was clearly an erudite student and his academic accolades have no doubt played a role in his career as a politician.
His Career Growth
Dan Bongino began his career in 1995 when he worked for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and he worked here for four years until 1999 when he left to join the United States Secret Service. He joined the Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent and worked in New York for about 3 years. In 2002, he moved to Beltsville, Maryland to become a training instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy. During the presidential term of George Bush in 2006, he was assigned to be on the U.S Presidential Protection Division Unit and remained in this unit even when President Barack Obama was sworn in. He retired from the secret service in 2011 to run for the U.S Senate.
While running for the senate seat, Dan Bongino came under a lot of criticisms. He was accused by former colleagues of using the Secret Service as a propelling tool in his political ambition and that he also exaggerated his importance as a Secret Service agent during his time in the White House. In 2013, Dan released a book titled “Life Inside The Bubble” and the book gave the narration of his experience inside the White House.
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His Political Views
Dan Bongino is a Republican conservative and a supporter of Donald Trump. In 2018, when describing himself, he said that his whole life was dedicated to owning the liberals. When the allegations of the Russians Interference in the 2016 elections were raging, Dan dismissed them and referred to the whole situation as a total scam. In February 2019, he accused former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein of planning and attempting a coup against the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.
Is Dan Bongino married and Who is His Partner?
Dan Bongino is happily married in a monogamous family with 2 daughters. He is married to a Colombian born woman named Paula Andrea and they have two daughters. Their first daughter was born in 2004 and is named Isabel. Their second daughter was born in 2012 and is named Amelia. The family lives in Palm City, Florida after moving from Maryland in 2015.
It turns out Dan Bongino and Paula Andrea are more than just husband and wife but are also business partners. Together they run three businesses from their Florida home where they sell martial arts apparel, offer to consult on security and risk management, and also design websites. They started these businesses in 2012. However, when he was asked about them in 2016 while he was running for office, he said that they had since closed down the business.